Thursday, April 29, 2010

Setting Sail

"You need to pick a place for dinner in Little Rock," my assistant, H., told me.

"Why?" I asked.

"Because it's your job to entertain the board when you're out of town."


"Yes. If you leave it to T., you'll end up at a pub with good beer and adequate sandwiches."

"I like beer," I said.

"That's fine," she said. "You can have beer with dinner. But you've got to find a nice place to eat."

"Then I have to get dressed up," I whined.

"It doesn't have to be fancy," she said. "It just has to be nice."

So I spent much of last night researching Little Rock restaurants.

"I found one," I announced this morning.

"Good job," said H.

"Are you patronizing me?"

"I wouldn't do that."

"No doubt," I said."Can you make reservations?"


"Do I remind you of Julie from 'The Love Boat?'" I asked.

"What's 'The Love Boat?'" she replied.

"How old are you?" I asked. Then I sang the Love Boat theme song.

"Please don't do that again," she said.

"Aye-aye," I said.


zombie rotten mcdonald said...

sing it AGAIN! I'll join in doing the 'bum-bum-bum' bass and drum parts. And then we can do a little coordinated white guy dance!

zombie rotten mcdonald said...

"Do I remind you of Julie from 'The Love Boat?'" I asked.

depends. How much do you spend on your cocaine habit?

fish said...

Might as well give up on all your McMillan and Wife jokes too. Probably Baretta too.

fish said...

Just because.

Jennifer said...

I can recommend a lovely little drive-up liquor store that is literally wrapped in chicken wire and it's right next to an Erpy's Gross Beef! That might impress them...

Kathleen said...

LOL at the whole thing. I will again refrain from making a LIttle Rock joke, since I know nothing about that city.

zombie rotten mcdonald said...

Will you make a Little Rock joke if I buy you a cranberry vodka cocktail, Kathleen?

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

I'd hold out for the cocktail and a BUBBLE TEA!, Kathleen.

Another Kiwi said...

Watch out for two little girls from Little Rock.

Kathleen said...

please no one ever ever ever spend $$ on cranberry vodka.

zombie rotten mcdonald said...

You could really freak your assistant out, Snag, if you sang the theme to H.R. Pufnstuf.

Smut Clyde said...

Curse you, ZRM. Now I am imagining Snag as a character from Lidsville.